As many of you may know, I recently took a new job at Genova Diagnostics in the chromatography department (CLICK ME). My official title is Chromatography Lab Assistant and my duties (although I really want to say dooties) are to perform bial-acid assays. Or poop studies.
Now, for those of you who don’t know what chromatography is, well, I won’t go into extreme detail because it’s a lot of technical chemistry that is blah for me to explain. But I will tell you that it basically separates compounds in a column to figure out what stuff is.
Apparently, a lot of people want their poop analyzed…a lot. So I sit down in my lab coat, gloves, and goggles (don’t want to come home with anything extra residing on me) and prepare samples in a very organized and neat manner for chromatography. After I learn the ropes for a little bit, I’ll probably move on to actually analyzing the data collected.
And yes, I have heard plenty of poop jokes, but if you have a really good one, let me know! Oh, and I’ll get a couple pictures if I can!